Sunday, December 25, 2011
I've built my dream houses, castles in the air, specialized rooms and varied landscapes.
Wishing is like money, easily abused.
I was wishing I was a vintage mommy. Wishing to be someone I'm not. There is where the fault lies.
This mommy is so much like me, and there is the difficulty. She is creative and nostalgic. Her beautiful home coming together on the bloggers page, faults hidden mostly from view.
Why can I not love who I am, who I am supposed to be? Why must my culture expect me to hate myself, or wish I was something God never intended? I was the eye looking at the foot wishing itself into redundancy.
Why do I give in so easily?
I'm not the foot. I'm not sure what body part I am, but although I'm vintage, and a mommy it's time I saw myself as my creator sees me. It's time I stopped wishing I was anywhere but here, anyone but me.
Even if I'm the left eye and she the right, I must still be content to be the left eye.
So, again, I will learn to hear my father's voice, "you are special because you are different. You are who I made you and I love who you are."
oh, and you can't be me either...
Monday, December 5, 2011
Because I'm a home schooler, my thoughts are often directed at homeschooling. I get asked a lot about it, and why I feel the need to home school. I've mostly gotten positive feedback, and only once did I get overwhelmingly negative feedback.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
When I was a kid, I didn't have much. I mean, I had plenty if you were to compare my family to, say, a starving family in Ethiopia living in a single room. At one point, though we were pretty close.
Monday, November 28, 2011
A friend recently emailed me about a great deal that one of my local supermarkets is running right now. If I spend $25 on groceries, then I can buy a $50 gas gift card for only $40.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Well, it's over.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I have a 14 year old now. I'm in my second year of parenting a teenager, and so far I'm enjoying the challenge. I have to admit that I don't always enjoy it, but overall it's been exciting.
Friday, October 28, 2011
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
It's been almost four months.... We ended our last school year in April. I think we had a few lessons in May and there was at least one field trip in June, but overall we were done with the boring and mundane parts of school in April.
Friday, July 1, 2011
We are headed on vacation soon. I wish I could say when or where, but unfortunately there are too many weirdo's on the internet these days and I'd like my house to be intact when we get back.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
I'm reading the book "Quitter" by Jon Acuff. So far I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I bought it on Amazon in the Kindle format. I'm not finished with it yet, but I have been inspired to work a little more fervently on my blog.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Tomorrow morning I am leaving for a Women's Conference. I am so excited about the experience, but for the first time, I am stressed about the flight up there.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
My family didn't do a whole lot for easter when I was a child. Of course, we didn't have a lot of money either. We didn't get Easter Baskets or hunt eggs. The only thing I remember doing is (when the budget allowed) getting a new dress. Often it would be handmade by my mom because back then it was cheaper to make it than to buy it new.